Volunteers Are Key at The ReBuilding Center!

Each and every day ReBuilding Center volunteers help take in and sort donated materials. We would not be able to maintain the level of organized chaos that we do without the support of these wonderful and hardworking people. 2011 was a record year for volunteer service with a total of 1,866 individuals contributing a total of 19,018.5 volunteer hours! Over 580 people dropped in during our business hours to volunteer and over 1,275 people came with 55 different groups ranging from schools to businesses to other non-profits. 


We want to give a shout out to Central City Concern’s Community Volunteer Corps who contributed almost 2,000 hours of service in 2011, as well as Helensview High School (374.25 hours), Hands on Portland (357 hours) and Cornerstone Transition Program (280.5 hours). Although most of our volunteers helped in the ReBuilding Center warehouse, we also had 4 great interns, a dozen fantastic trade show volunteers, and 8 dedicated ReFind volunteers.

Want to get involved in 2012? Join in on one of our Hands on Greater Portland after-hours work parties or stop by the warehouse any time during business hours to lend a hand. There are exciting changes in the works to make 2012 more productive than ever! Learn more about volunteering on our volunteer page or contact Rosie McGown at volunteer@ourunitedvillages.org or 503.467.4985.

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